Chylothorax after Blunt Trauma: Case Report and Review of Literature
International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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Case Studies | Medical Surgical | India | Volume 7 Issue 2, February 2018

Chylothorax after Blunt Trauma: Case Report and Review of Literature

Ashish Anand, Sanjeev Kumar, Sahil Singla, Pradeep Garg, Rajesh Godara

Chylothorax is an accumulation of chyle in the pleural cavity due to a disruption of the thoracic duct. Traumatic chylothoracies are usually the result of penetrating trauma and disruption of the thoracic duct. Blunt trauma causing a chylothorax is rare but, it should be considered in patients who sustain chest trauma and then develop a pleural effusion as it can lead to significant morbidity and mortality. This article reviews the diagnosis and treatment of this condition.

Keywords: chest trauma, chylothorax, surgical emergency, trauma

Edition: Volume 7 Issue 2, February 2018

Pages: 1137 - 1139

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Ashish Anand, Sanjeev Kumar, Sahil Singla, Pradeep Garg, Rajesh Godara, "Chylothorax after Blunt Trauma: Case Report and Review of Literature", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/search_index_results_paperid.php?id=ART201817, Volume 7 Issue 2, February 2018, 1137 - 1139

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